The Poetry of Math
August 2019

Numbers are a peculiar human invention, a highly abstract concept that nonetheless map our physical existence in a very direct and comprehensive way. As those mappings become more complicated, so does the mathematics involved, but the tight relationship remains. Concepts initially discovered through complex mathematical transformations entirely divorced from any specific referent have proven, time and again, to be applicable to real phenomena in the world around us. Numbers, then, seem to be simultaneously completely made up and an inherent part of the fabric of reality. But if numbers are a product of our minds, they equally shape how we think. Seeing the world in base ten is very different from taking a binary viewpoint. And the highly mathematical mind, attuned to numerical nuances that may escape the rest of us, may be a thing of beauty and wonder. These films dance along the blurry boundary of the abstract and applied mathematical worlds, in and out of the perspectives those who work with them -- physicists, mathematicians, educators, artists -- to discover delicate, and yes, poetic, interrelations of the world and its systems of representation.

Wearing Well
Wearing Well
Markos Kay
Enrico Milanese
Elena Asins – Genesis
Elena Asins – Genesis
Álvaro Giménez Sarmiento
The Math Behind the McKnelly Megalith
The Math Behind the McKnelly Megalith
Matter Studios
Alternative Math
Alternative Math
David Maddox
Reanimation ep6: Monsters in the Machine
Reanimation ep6: Monsters in the Machine
Joe Richard
Sun Zero to Planet Six
Sun Zero to Planet Six
Kristin Cato
mars & math
mars & math
Renki Yamasaki
75000 Futures
75000 Futures
Gunnar Green
Tangent Room
Tangent Room
Björn Engström
Metatrón
Metatrón
Alejandro Enmanuel Alonso Estrella
Algorithmic Poetry
Algorithmic Poetry
Nicolai Bosko
Geometric Poetry
Geometric Poetry
Stephan Kloß
The Discrete Charm of Geometry
The Discrete Charm of Geometry
Ekaterina Eremenko
Head, Heart and Soul
Head, Heart and Soul
Ekaterina Eremenko
10 - 3 = 13
10 - 3 = 13
Byron Peters
Delirio Matematico (Mathematical Delirium)
Delirio Matematico (Mathematical Delirium)
Andrea Grosso Ciponte
Everything Turns
Everything Turns
Aaron Zeghers
Thödgal
Thödgal
Matteo Zamagni
 Värin - äänin (With colour - with sound)
Värin - äänin (With colour - with sound)
Petteri Cederberg
Logically Policed
Logically Policed
Damiano Petrucci
The Approximate Present
The Approximate Present
Filippo Baraccani
Strange Particles
Strange Particles
Denis Klebleev
Matter Patterns
Matter Patterns
Olga Yakimenko
The Mathematics Engraver
The Mathematics Engraver
Quentin Lazzarotto
Fermat's Room
Fermat's Room
Luis Piedrahita
Persistence & Vision
Persistence & Vision
Mahalia Lepage
Jeremiah Yarmie
Einstein-Rosen
Einstein-Rosen
Olga Osorio
Unknown Fields: Madagascar – A Treasured Island
Unknown Fields: Madagascar – A Treasured Island
Toby Smith
Les Cinq Sages (The Five Wisemen)
Les Cinq Sages (The Five Wisemen)
Aurélien Peilloux
Chances Are
Chances Are
Joshua Kameyer
Rites of Love and Math
Rites of Love and Math
Reine Graves
Edward Frenkel
abbau
abbau
Masahiro Ohsuka
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